Sasan Yazdani

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Fixed structure Mathematical Morphology (MM) operators have been used to detect QRS complexes in the ECG. These schemes are limited by the arbitrary setting of threshold values. Our study aims at extracting QRS complex fiducial points using MM with an adaptive structuring element, on a beat-to-beat basis. The structuring element is updated based on the(More)
Various approaches have been proposed to detect the R-waves in the ECG. From the derivative-based to more complicated wavelet transform methods, the main goal of these approaches is to extract the R-waves from the perturbations present in the ECG. Our study aims at proposing a simple preprocessing tool that suppresses perturbations and enhances the R-waves(More)
Base classifier's classification error and diversity are key factors in performance of ensemble methods. There is usually a trade-off between classification error and diversity in ensemble methods. Decreasing classification error of base classifiers usually makes them less diverse while increasing diversity, results in less accurate base classifiers. This(More)
RR-interval time series often present impulses corresponding to short-duration increases or decreases in the heart rate, most probably due to bursts in autonomic activity. The time-domain heartrate variability index pNN50 is obviously linked to these spikes. As linear filtering is not appropriate for the extraction of these spikes, we developed a nonlinear(More)
The unique microstructure of nanostructured bainite consists of very slender bainitic ferrite plates and high carbon retained austenite films. As a consequence, the reported properties are opening a wide range of different commercial uses. However, bainitic transformation follows the T0 criteria, i. e. the incomplete reaction phenomena, which means that the(More)
Tagging in online social networks is very popular these days, as it facilitates search and retrieval of diverse resources available online. However, noisy and spam annotations often make it difficult to perform an efficient search. Users may make mistakes in tagging and irrelevant tags and resources may be maliciously added for advertisement or(More)
Various studies have been performed to analyze and asses the baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) in different settings. Our study aims at analyzing the BRS at rest and during different exercise stages and altitudes. Twenty-one young, healthy subjects underwent experimental trials near sea level, and two times at high altitude. BRS was calculated using the sequence(More)
Few data are available on the assessment of P-wave beat-to-beat morphology variability and its ability to identify patients prone to paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) occurrence. Aim of this study was to determine whether electrocardiographic (ECG) parameters resulting from the beat-to-beat analysis of P wave in ECG recorded during sinus rhythm could be(More)
This paper is part of a series titled “AltitudeOmics” that together represent a group of studies that explore the basic mechanisms controlling human acclimatization to hypoxia. This study aims at analyzing the baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) at sea level, in acute and chronic hypoxia and test whether hyperoxia reverts the hypoxic effects.(More)